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Use this form to submit a pre-application to the Biology Department's Graduate Program

If you are interested in the Biology Graduate Program at Penn State, we encourage you to submit this optional pre-application form before making a formal application. Doing so allows us to notify the faculty members with whom you are interested in working and to give you a preliminary assessment of the strength of your application. You will be considered for admission when you make a formal application, whether or not you have submitted a pre-application. The pre-application may be submitted at any time of year, but ideally should be submitted at least a month ahead of a formal application. The Biology Graduate Program secretary will receive your pre-application and will respond by email within a week.

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Semester you plan to enter our program  


Are you a US Citizen or permanent resident?  


Faculty of Interest   Please select the faculty member(s) with whom you would be most interested in working.